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Low Mortgage Rates Gave Existing-Home Sales a Boost in July

Existing-home sales increased 2.5% in July compared with June, reaching a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.42 million, according to the National...

Housing Starts Fell Again in July But Permit Activity Increased

Housing starts continued to disappoint in July, falling 4.0% compared with June to an adjusted annual rate of 1.191 million, according to...

Fannie Mae: Low Rates Will Boost Refinance Volume in 2019

While consumer demand for housing remains strong, limited inventory, particularly on the affordable end, continues to hold back the single-family purchase market,...

CoreLogic: Home Price Appreciation Continued to Slow in June

U.S. home prices increased 0.4% in June compared with May and were up 3.4% compared with June 2018, as the rate of...

Black Knight: Lower Rates Boosted Home Affordability in June

Mortgage rates dipped in June and, as a result, home affordability improved, according to Black Knight’s Mortgage Monitor report.

Freddie Mac: Low Mortgage Rates Will Give Refinance Volume a Boost in 2019

Low mortgage rates will boost refinance volume in 2019, however, the inventory shortage will dampen purchase volume, Freddie Mac’s most recent economic...

Pending Home Sales Jumped in June But Low Inventory Remains a Concern

Pending home sales increased for a second consecutive month in June, rising 2.8% compared with May to a score of 108.3 on...

Case-Shiller: Home Price Growth Continued to Slow in May

U.S. home prices increased 0.2% on an adjusted basis in May compared with April and were up 3.4% compared with May 2018,...

FHFA: Home Prices Increased 0.1% in May

U.S. home prices increased 0.1% in May compared with April as the rate of appreciation continued to slow, the Federal Housing Finance...

New Home Sales Jumped 7% in June

New home sales in June were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of about 646,000, an increase of 7.0% compared with a...

Existing-Home Sales Fell in June Despite Low Mortgage Rates

Despite low mortgage rates and a strong job market, existing-home sales fell to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.27 million in...

Veros: Despite Slowing Home Price Growth, Market Fundamentals Healthy

U.S. home prices are forecast to increase 3.7% in the 12 months ending June 2020, according to the latest VeroFORECAST report from...

Consumer Sentiment Toward Housing Market Dipped in June

Despite lower mortgage rates and a strong job market, consumer confidence toward the housing market dipped slightly in June, as fewer Americans...

CoreLogic: Home Price Growth to Accelerate

U.S. home prices increased an average of 0.9% in May compared with April and were up 3.6% compared with May 2018, according...

ATTOM: Home Affordability Situation Bad But Improving

In most areas of the U.S., the median home price is unaffordable to a worker making an average wage in that area,...

Case-Shiller: Home Price Gains Continued to Slow in April

The pace of home price appreciation continued to slow in April.On a seasonally adjusted basis, home prices increased...

Trump Signs Executive Order Establishing Council on Affordable Housing

President Trump has signed an executive order to establish a White House Council on Eliminating Barriers to Affordable Housing Development.

New Home Sales Fall For Second Straight Month

New home sales fell 7.8% in May compared with April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 626,000, according to estimates from...

NAR: Existing-Home Sales Increased in May But Inventory Remains Tight

Spurred by lower mortgage rates, existing-home sales increased 2.5% in May compared with April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.34...

Housing Starts Dipped in May, Permits Up Slightly

Housing starts in May came in weaker than forecast at an annual rate of 1.269 million, a decrease of 0.9% compared with...

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